I want to explain why I am asking for donations and respect from my readers.
I write this blog not as a hobby, not as therapy and not always when I feel well.
I write this blog for it is my work – and being my work I think it deserve to be paid.
I have written this blog for about eight years, and have written through trauma.
This blog is written to explore that trauma – and give hope and understanding about trauma after prostitution.
This blog knows deep grief, understands torture, remember being made into sexual goods, carry fury in a safe way, and is written through pain of decades.
That is why it is work – the hardest work I can imagine.
Writing with the trauma of the prostituted, is exhausting, painful and like pushing a boulder up Everest.
So, I asked if those of my readers who use my work to educate, communicate to others, quote or use for research – have the grace to ask full permission.
I think it be good if you use my words or views in your work or research – that you should send me a donation.
Say £3-£5 if you use a blog research for education or research.
£1-£3 for quoting my work, especially to a wide audience or for education
My work is unique – and it highly disrespectful to take my words without my permission or knowledge.
I am delighted that my work is being used for education and to further action for abolition of the sex trade.
But my work is not done for free – it affects my trauma getting no reward or status for my hard word.
I am an expert, I have a unique insight and way to form words – I have left being a survivor and now considered myself as a writer.
I hope you can respect that.